DINO P. SIMONE, PRESIDENT
Dino Simone monitors and oversees daily operations and corporate matters. He implements and manages company policy, reviews construction management procedures and directs the firm’s marketing and development programs. Responsible for development of new market areas for the company, he has piloted expansion into Hawaii, Nevada, California and Alaska. Dino Simone holds a degree in business administration from Seattle University where he majored in accounting.
RONNIE R. SIMONE, VICE PRESIDENT
Ronnie Simone oversees Western Tile & Marble’s Builder/Dealer Division and Fabrication Facility. He possesses a broad knowledge of natural stone and ceramic tile products and installation techniques. A graduate of Arizona State University, Ronnie Simone holds a B. A. in Business Management.
GAYLE VICKERY, CONTROLLER
Gayle Vickery is responsible for Western Tile & Marble’s financial operations, risk management, information systems and resource development. She oversees financial reporting, investment portfolios, information systems and supervises the accounting and administrative staff. Gayle Vickery joined the company in 1990 and has over 30 years of experience in construction accounting.
MICHAEL J. WAGNESS, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Mike Wagness has been our resident geotechnical engineer and special projects manager for over 25 years. He has extensive work experience with high quality installation and maintenance requirements and methods established for natural stone projects. With dual B. S. degrees in geophysics and mathematics from Western Washington University, Mike Wagness manages the company’s Washington commercial and Nevada construction operations.
LUCJAN CHOWANIEC, VICE PRESIDENT – EXTERIOR CLADDING DIVISION
With an M. S. in Civil Engineering from the Silesian Technical University in Poland, Lucjan’s background includes experience in panelized wall systems, architectural and structural pre-cast systems, the cygnus system and a wide range of hand set mechanical attachment systems. He is responsible for the engineering department, from conceptual estimating to final drawings and directly reviews each project estimate during the bidding process. As Project Manager with over 25 years employment with Western Tile & Marble, Inc., he is responsible for material procurement, schedule and coordination as well as monitoring field activities and installation progress. Projects completed by Lucjan Chowaniec include numerous stone veneer installations in excess of 1,000,000 square feet.
CURTIS ROSE, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT
Curtis Rose is a Master Carpenter with 23 years experience in the construction field as a General Superintendent for General Contractors. Public and private construction projects include schools, hospitals, government office and military housing, commercial office buildings, fire stations, retail centers and residential construction. Sixteen years experience as Stone Cladding Superintendent. Curtis has been with Western Tile & Marble, Inc., or its affiliated companies, for over 30 years and is considered a part of our core management team.